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Gears of War Movie In The Works

After years of false starts, it seems that Microsoft is finally ready to pull the trigger on the big screen adaptation of their hit video game franchise Gears of War.

The film adaptation, which was announced during a livestream event for the upcoming release of Gears of War 4, is being produced by Universal under the watchful eyes of experienced producers Dylan Clark ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes") and Scott Stuber ("Ted").

Gears of War is a military sci-fi third-person shooter that centers on Marcus Fenix and the Delta Squad, whom desperately try to save humanity from an invasion of subterranean creatures known as the Locust.

"As a way to support the franchise the next logical step was to make the movie," said the studio head of game developer at The Coalition Rod Fergusson. "We’d done comics and novels in the past but the opportunity to work with Universal to bring the movie to life was perfect."

It's unclear if the movie will be a direct adaptation of the video game franchise or an all-new story set in that particular universe.

"I think you have to let the movies be the movies," Fergusson added. "They’re two different mediums, and two different audiences in some cases, and I think some video game movies in the past have failed because they tried to make a movie for gamers. If you have this great IP with a deep backstory and lots of lore that you can make interesting stories out of it’s great, but if you just go after the gaming audience then it isn’t going to be a successful movie."

"That’s one of the great things about working with Universal," he continued. "We’re finding that line where we can say it has enough lore and canon that it feels genuine to the game while at the same time going beyond that and asking ‘OK what makes a great movie?'"

Gears of War 4 will be released on Xbox One and PC on October 11.

Source - Variety
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